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  • UK sends warships to watch Russian ships in English Channel

    10/20/2016 4:03:33 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 14 replies
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  • Scottish independence: draft bill published on second referendum

    10/20/2016 3:07:52 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies ^ | October 20, 2016 | Libby Brooks
    A draft bill on a second independence referendum has been published by the Scottish government after the first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, pledged to hold a new poll in the event of a hard Brexit in a direct challenge to Theresa May. The draft legislation, which was formally unveiled by the constitution secretary, Derek Mackay, despite the Scottish parliament being in recess until next week, sets out proposals for the rules governing the campaign, the conduct of the poll and how votes are counted. Mackay said the proposed franchise would be the same as for the Scottish parliament. “That will mean...
  • UK: Muslim sex grooming gang ‘All white girls are good for is sex. They’re just sl*gs’

    10/20/2016 11:55:59 AM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    The Muslim Issue ^ | 17 October 2016 | Mark Duell
    ‘All white girls are good for is sex. They’re just sl*gs’: Eight members of ‘openly racist’ violent Asian sex gang raped and ‘sexually degraded’ three teenage girls in Rotherham •Sageer Hussain, 30, was convicted of four rapes and one indecent assault•Attacker told his 13-year-old victim that ‘all white girls are good for is sex’ •His brother Basharat was convicted of indecent assault against same girl •6 other gang members found guilty of further 10 charges of sexual abuse Eight members of an Asian sex gang in Rotherham were today convicted of sexually exploiting teenage girls after making them suffer ‘degrading...
  • U.S. Urged Ecuador to Act Against WikiLeaks Leader Assange

    10/19/2016 10:49:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    NBCNews ^ | October 19, 2016 | by
    OCT 19 2016 U.S. Urged Ecuador to Act Against WikiLeaks Leader Assange by KEN DILANIAN, WILLIAM M. ARKIN and ROBERT WINDREM Quiet pressure from the U.S. government played a role in Ecuador's decision to block WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from using the internet at Ecuador's London embassy, U.S. officials told NBC News. "It was a bit of an eviction notice," said a senior intelligence official. Ecuador's government said Tuesday it had partly restricted internet access for Assange, the founder of anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, who has lived in the South American country's London embassy for more than four years. A source...
  • Julian Assange was Ecuador’s guest of honor. Until he wore out his welcome.

    10/19/2016 1:59:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 50 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/19/16 | Nick Muroff
    Ecuador treated Julian Assange like a trophy in 2012 when it opened the doors of its London embassy to the WikiLeaks founder, sheltering him from extradition to Sweden over rape allegations and, possibly, to the United States. Rafael Correa, Ecuador’s leftist president, seemed to bask in Assange’s bad-boy glow, which gave the small South American nation a big role in a global drama. Protecting the WikiLeaks editor also gave Correa a way to poke Washington in the eye and look like a champion for press freedom even as he cracked down on journalists back home. Correa embraced Assange’s mother at...
  • Two-thirds of child refugees screened by officials found to be adults, Home Office figures show

    10/19/2016 8:56:24 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 18 October 2016 | Peter Dominiczak, Steven Swinford
    Nearly two-thirds of "child" refugees who officials questioned about their real age were found to be adults, Home Office documents show. Figures show that in the year to September 2015, 65 per cent of the child refugees who had their age disputed were found to be over 18. It comes after Conservative MPs raised questions about the ages of 14 refugees who were brought to the UK this week from the “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais. The Home Office has no way of independently verifying the age of child refugees being brought to the UK. Home Office documents show that...
  • Badger Unearthed 4,200-Year-Old Bones In Ireland

    10/18/2016 7:29:53 AM PDT · by fishtank · 26 replies ^ | Thursday, October 13 |
    Badger Unearthed 4,200-Year-Old Bones In Ireland COUNTY CAVAN, IRELAND — The Irish Times reports that a badger unearthed ancient human remains at a burial site in Cavan Burren Park, known for its prehistoric monuments, megalithic tombs, rock art, and dwelling sites. A group of historians and archaeologists found the small pieces of cremated human bone and charcoal near a collapsed tomb. “Our badger just threw out the bones,” said historian Séamus Ó hUtlacháin. “They were no bigger than my nail, just scraps of bone. It is the oldest discovery in this region, a wonderful discovery.” Part of a femur from...
  • (Prime Minister) Theresa May To Step Into Brussels Lions’ Den

    10/18/2016 8:51:03 AM PDT · by tekrat
    One America News Network ^ | 10/18/2016 | Alastair Macdonald and Jan Strupczewski
    Theresa May’s first EU summit was never going to be easy but Thursday’s encounter in Brussels may be a thoroughly bleak affair now that fellow leaders feel she has taken a hard line on breaking away from the European Union. The British prime minister caught the other 27 off guard on Oct. 2 when, having campaigned to stay in the bloc, she thrilled her Conservatives’ conference in Birmingham with rousing pledges to start Brexit talks by March, curb immigration and reject EU court rulings — a recipe, EU leaders said, for "hard Brexit".
  • Tommy Robinson on The Gavin McInnes Show [Video October 3, 2016 13+ minutes long]

    10/17/2016 10:03:12 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 7 replies
    Gavin McInness via You Tube ^ | October 3, 2016 | ASH18YEARS
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  • Brit soldier kills ISIS fanatic with axe

    10/17/2016 11:38:35 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 52 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | OCT. 16, 2016 | Postmedia Network
    A member of the elite British SAS reportedly killed an ISIS militant with an axe after his gun jammed. British press reports say the joint U.S.-U.K. operation’s mission was to free the death cult’s sex slaves. The mission was a success and some of the would-be jihadi brides were little more than children, The U.K. Sun reports. But one of the Brit commando’s gun jammed on him as one extremist raced towards him. The brave Brit grabbed a nearby axe and slammed it against the fanatic’s head, killing him. “Members of ISIS had been in the area for a few...
  • NatWest[UK Bank] to close Russian channel's UK bank accounts

    10/17/2016 9:02:58 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    BBC News ^ | 17 October 2016
    NatWest bank has frozen the accounts of Russia's state-run broadcaster RT, its editor-in-chief says. Margarita Simonyan tweeted: "They've closed our accounts in Britain. All our accounts. 'The decision is not subject to review.' Praise be to freedom of speech!" An MP from Russia's ruling party has said the country's Parliament will "demand an explanation" from the UK. RT says the bank gave no explanation for its decision. It said the entire Royal Bank of Scotland Group, of which NatWest is part, was refusing to service RT.
  • Bank accounts of Russian state broadcaster Russia Today frozen in UK; All of RBS cut off to RT

    10/17/2016 8:46:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    RT ^ | 10/17/16
    RT UK’s bank accounts have been blocked, RT’s editor-in-chief reported. The National Westminster Bank has informed RT UK that it will no longer have the broadcaster among its clients. The bank provided no explanation for the decision. “We have recently undertaken a review of your banking arrangements with us and reached the conclusion that we will no longer provide these facilities,” NatWest said in a letter to RT’s London office. The bank said that the entire Royal Bank of Scotland Group, of which NatWest is part of, would refuse to service RT. More in link Bank accounts of Russian state...
  • Brian Kilmeade: How Thomas Jefferson abandoned diplomacy and changed US history

    10/17/2016 5:40:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | October 16, 2016 | Brian Kilmeade
    In 1786, Thomas Jefferson, then a minister to the French government of Louis XVI, had a concern more intimidating than anything else he’d faced before: the threat of pirates off the coast of North Africa, a region known as the Barbary Coast. These pirates had already taken over two American ships, the Dauphin and the Maria, plundering their goods and taking their crews hostage. Unfortunately, this was a common fate for ships venturing near the area, where the Sahara’s arid coast was divided into four Islamic nation-states. Running west to east were the Barbary nations Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and...
  • RT: NatWest 'freezes Russian channel's UK bank accounts'

    10/17/2016 4:20:06 AM PDT · by oblomov · 52 replies
    BBC ^ | 17 Oct 2016 | BBC
    he UK has frozen all bank accounts owned by Russia's state-run broadcaster, Russia Today (RT), its editor-in-chief has claimed. Margarita Simonyan tweeted: "They've closed our accounts in Britain. All our accounts. 'The decision is not subject to review.' Praise be to freedom of speech!" RT has previously been sanctioned by Ofcom for biased reporting on the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.
  • UK Jews seek restoration of German citizenship post-Brexit

    10/17/2016 2:06:45 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    AP ^ | October 17th 2016 | Danica Kirka
    ..."This is more than the practical. This is also about something for us, or for me. It's about something spiritual, it's about reconciliation," he said. "It's about acknowledging the truth of the horrors of the past but also about trying to build a better future together, and as a European, that's what I hope to do."
  • Feds trace flash crash to Chicago

    05/07/2010 6:02:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 81 replies · 2,504+ views
    politico ^ | 5/7/10 | EAMON JAVERS
    Federal investigators probing the “flash crash” that briefly sliced nearly 1,000 points off the Dow Thursday are zeroing in on a series of “unusually high-volume” trades in S&P futures that originated in Chicago, a government official told POLITICO. Those trades set off a chain reaction of trades that caused the biggest drop within a single day in the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s storied history.
  • Roger Stone Says Kerry Threatened Ecuadorian President Over Assange: Brits Storm Embassy Tonight

    10/16/2016 10:10:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 81 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/16/16 | Roger Stone
    Hashtag 'keys' likely have to do with this. Roger Stone 1h Roger Stone @RogerJStoneJr John Kerry has threatened the Ecuadorian President with "grave consequences for Equador" if Assange is not silenced @StoneColdTruth [link to (secure)] Roger Stone @RogerJStoneJr 45m Reports the Brits storm the Ecuadorian Embassy tonite while Kerry demands the UK revoke their diplomatic status so Assange can be seized [link to (secure)]
  • Hillary email: Don't help Savage with ban from U.K.

    10/16/2016 10:08:19 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2016-10-16 | WND Exclusive
    WASHINGTON – Then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton determined not to lift a finger to persuade the United Kingdom to lift its ban on travel by talk-show kingpin and bestselling author Michael Savage in an email to her chief legal counsel Cheryl Mills posted by Wikileaks. In addition, in a followup email, Mills explains the kind of ban imposed by the U.K. on Savage could happen in the United States under current law. The June 5, 2009, email with a subject line of “Savage holding pattern and next steps,” is from Clinton herself from her private email account –
  • Royal Air Force Pilots Ordered To Shoot Down "Hostile" Russian Jets Over Syria

    10/16/2016 6:15:47 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 55 replies ^ | 13OCT2016 | Tyler Durden
    As the US officially enters the Yemen military campaign, the UK appears ready and willing to precipiate a catalytic event from which there is no going back. With relations between Russia and the West at post-Cold War lows and deteriorating fast, Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots have been given the go-ahead to shoot down Russian military jets when flying missions over Syria and Iraq, if they are endangered by them. The development comes with warnings that the UK and Russia are now "one step closer" to being at war, according to the Sunday Times. While the RAF's Tornado pilots have...
  • Revealed: Boris Johnson ‘wrote unpublished newspaper column urging Britain to stay in the EU

    10/15/2016 10:21:33 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 15, 2016 | Rebbecca Taylor
    Boris Johnson was set to declare Britain was better off in the European Union, just two days before he announced he would be campaigning for Brexit. Details of an unpublished Daily Telegraph article written by the former Mayor of London, have been revealed in a new book on the EU referendum campaign. It said: 'Britain is a great nation, a global force for good. It is surely a boon for the world and for Europe that she should be intimately engaged in the EU.' He warned that Brexit could lead to economic shock, Russian aggression and Scottish independence.
  • Merkel: won't drop EU market-immigration link for Britain

    10/15/2016 7:28:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 15, 2016 7:37 AM EDT
    Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany wants friendly ties with Britain but won’t drop its insistence that London can only enjoy full access to the European Union’s internal market if it allows free immigration of EU citizens. […] Merkel argues that making concessions on free labor movement would create a dangerous free-for-all in the EU. She said Saturday that, although Britain is dear to Europe and she regrets its decision to leave the bloc, “we cannot work toward ultimately putting into question the whole European Union.” …
  • Scotland edges close to second independence vote post-Brexit

    10/14/2016 2:52:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies ^ | October 14, 2016 | Barbara Miller
    Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that she will be publishing a draft bill for a second referendum vote, just two years after the country voted not to seek independence from the UK. "I can confirm today that the independence referendum bill will be published for consultation next week," she said. "I am determined that Scotland will have the ability to reconsider the question of independence, and to do so before the UK leaves the EU."
  • Man Dresses As Batman To Take On Creepy Clown

    10/14/2016 5:56:57 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 15 replies ^ | 10/12/2016 | Matthew Mueller
    The latest societal epidemic seems to be one of creepy vagabond clowns who seemingly get their jollies by walking around and terrifying people. Luckily for the county of Cumbria, they have their very own Dark Knight who's ready to defend them. The BBC Cumbria Facebook page recently posted a few photos of their newest defender, who is part of the Cumbria Superheroes. Recent clown sightings had started to frighten the local children, and so the group enlisted Batman's help to keep the peace (via post includes a photo of the costumed vigalante running down a clown, as well as...
  • Email Leaks Show Conservative Blogger Secretly Working for Hillary Clinton!

    10/13/2016 1:12:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies ^ | October 13, 2016 | Onan Coca
    Ouch. This one hurts, personally. Our circle of right-leaning bloggers is a tight-knit group and we rely on each other for help, both with stories and with spreading the word. That trust was recently violated by one of our own. Former British Conservative MP and co-founder of the conservative website Heat Street, Louise Mensch, was revealed by the WikiLeaks hack as a secret supporter of Hillary Clinton. In an email to Clinton crony Michael Kives (which was then forwarded to Clinton’s right-hand man John Podesta), Mensch advises the Clinton team on how to better portray their candidate to the nation.
  • Royal Air Force Pilots Ordered To Shoot Down "Hostile" Russian Jets Over Syria

    10/13/2016 9:28:51 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 76 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Oct 13, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    As the US officially enters the Yemen military campaign, the UK appears ready and willing to precipitate a catalytic event from which there is no going back. With relations between Russia and the West at post-Cold War lows and deteriorating fast, Royal Air Force (RAF) pilots have been given the go-ahead to shoot down Russian military jets when flying missions over Syria and Iraq, if they are endangered by them.
  • Britain Panics Over Brexit-Sparked Marmite Shortage

    10/13/2016 8:44:28 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies ^ | October 13, 2016 | Kate Samuelson
    Tesco pulled a range of products from its website following a pricing row with Unilever News that a major British supermarket will no longer be stocking Marmite following Brexit has sparked outrage across the U.K., leading the hashtag #MarmiteGate to trend on Twitter. Tesco pulled a range of products, including Marmite, PG Tips tea bags, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Persil washing powder and Lynx body spray, from its website after a row over pricing with the major food and household goods supplier Unilever. According to The Guardian, Unilever is trying to charge Tesco an extra 10% for its goods...
  • Rod Stewart wears knighthood well

    10/11/2016 9:03:35 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 26 replies
    Daily News ^ | Oct. 11, 2016 | AP
    Rocker Rod Stewart donned tartan trousers — a nod to his Scottish heritage — and a scarlet-trimmed military-style tunic to be knighted by Prince William at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.
  • Norway rejected post-Brexit trade pact with UK

    10/11/2016 6:48:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies ^ | 10 October 2016 12:40 CEST+02:00 | (NTB/The Local)
    Britain wanted to create a formal task force to work with Norway on a post-Brexit free trade agreement, but the Norwegian rejected the overture according to a new report. Business daily Dagens Nćringsliv reported that the UK’s international trade secretary, Liam Fox, lobbied his Norwegian counterpart, Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Mćland, for Norway to join the United Kingdom in establishing a task force to prepare a new trade agreement for when the Brits formally leave the EU. But when Fox’s request was relayed to the Norwegian Foreign Ministry, it was rejected. According to Dagens Nćringsliv, the ministry’s director...
  • Trump Escalates War of Words With Ryan: Hints at Forcing Speaker Out If He Wins Election

    10/11/2016 6:43:52 PM PDT · by drewh · 50 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 19:55 EST, 11 October 2016 | By LIAM QUINN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Donald Trump has escalated his bitter battle with the Republican party by launching fresh attacks on the leadership and saying he 'doesn't want their support'. Trump also took his personal war of words with Speaker Paul Ryan to another level during an interview Tuesday night. 'The fact is, I think we should get support and we don’t get the support from guys like Paul Ryan,' the Republican nominee said. Donald Trump has escalated his bitter battle with the Republican party by launching fresh attacks on the leadership and saying he 'doesn't want their support' 'I’m just tired of nonsupport and...
  • Remainers who insist Brexit voters are racist create a self-fulfilling immigration prophecy

    10/11/2016 4:04:29 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 10 October 2016 | Danil Hannan
    Shortly after the EU referendum, several thousand young people marched through London demanding a rerun. I happened to be sitting next to three of them on a train as I travelled into the capital that morning. They evidently recognised me right away as an Evil Tory Leaver, but we were past Clapham Junction before one of them plucked up the courage to talk to me. "Are you Daniel Hannan? I just wanted to say that what you've done is terrible. We're not a racist country. You've taken away our future." "Is that so? Out of interest, can you tell me...
  • Vindolanda Roman Fort Yields Hundreds of Shoes

    10/11/2016 3:09:01 PM PDT · by fishtank · 14 replies
    Archeology ^ | Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | Chronicle Live
    Vindolanda Roman Fort Yields Hundreds of Shoes Tuesday, October 11, 2016 NORTHUMBERLAND, ENGLAND—Chronicle Live reports that more than 400 shoes sized for men, women, and children, were recovered at the Roman fort of Vindolanda over the summer, bringing the total of shoes from the site to more than 7,000. The 1,800-year-old shoes included ones made solely for indoor wear, boots, sandals, and bath clogs. The footwear was found in a defensive ditch, along with pottery and the remains of cats and dogs. Andrew Birley, director of Vindolanda’s excavations, thinks the contents of the ditches may have been discarded when the...
  • Hard Brexit will cost Treasury up to Ł66bn a year, ministers are told

    10/11/2016 3:50:07 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies ^ | October 11, 2016 | Press Association
    Treasury coffers may take a Ł66bn annual hit if Britain goes for a hard Brexit, cabinet ministers have been warned. Leaked government papers suggest that leaving the single market and switching to World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules would cause GDP to fall by up to 9.5% compared with staying in the EU.
  • France offers help to banks considering Paris move after Brexit vote

    10/10/2016 7:34:09 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper ^ | October 10, 2016 | reuters
    ...“We do it without any particular animosity against London,”
  • French terror police say 15,000 Islamic radicals including 2,000 children on watch list

    10/10/2016 2:19:26 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 15 replies
    express (UK) ^ | Sun, Oct 9, 2016 | Siobhan McFadyen
    Police in France say almost 2,000 children are on a watch list of more than 15,000 Islamic radicals in the country. And worryingly they say they pose a threat to the wider community following terror attacks that have wreaked havoc across the Republic. According to the Sunday newspaper Le JDD, the youngest of the 1,954 children on the list is just 11 years old. French authorities began tracking people on a database in March of 2015 following the Charlie Hebdo attacks and shootings at a kosher market in January of that year that killed 17 people. However that did not...
  • [British] Olympic silver medalist may face suspension after video of him appears to mock Islam

    10/10/2016 1:31:51 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 October 2016
    Olympic silver medallist Louis Smith could face suspension from the British Gymnastics programme after a controversial video which was leaked online. Footage shows Smith and fellow gymnast Luke Carson appearing to mock Islam by laughing whilst pretending to pray and shouting 'Allahu Akbar'. British Gymnastics said it would investigate the incident and that the 27-year-old Smith and Carson, who retired last year, could face disciplinary action. The governing body said: 'British Gymnastics does not condone the mocking of any faith or religion and is appalled by such behaviours. 'Gymnastics is an inclusive sport and we are proud of members who...
  • [Moslem convert] Former topless model arrested over Facebook terrorism links to Islamic State

    10/10/2016 9:03:40 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 14 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 9 OCTOBER 2016 | Ben Farmer
    A former glamour model who once posed topless in a tabloid paper has been arrested by counter terrorism police. Kimberley Miners was held for around 24 hours on suspicion of the possession of terrorist material, and then bailed. Officers from the north east’s counter terrorism unit also searched the 27-year-old’s home in Bradford. Last month it emerged detectives had warned Ms Miners to stop her contact with extremists online after she allegedly exchanged social media messages with a recruiter and shared violent Islamic State propaganda videos. She has used multiple Facebook accounts under different names to engage with extremists, the...
  • Eurofighter Partners Face Hard Decisions on Production, Damages As Orders Run Out

    10/10/2016 6:19:37 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies ^ | Oct 07, 2016 | Giovanni de Briganti
    Without new orders, EurofighterÂ’s Spanish and German Final Assembly Lines will be the first to close, in 2018, after the delivery of the final aircraft to their national customers; the British line will follow in 2019. (EF Spain) PARIS --- The four Eurofighter partners face major decisions over the next couple of years, as two of their four final assembly lines begin running out of work in 2018, and production of major components faces a two-year suspension until it resumes in 2018 for the aircraft ordered by Kuwait earlier this year. Coping with the end of production will create complex...
  • UK Student Leader Wants to Ban ‘God Save the Queen’

    10/10/2016 6:11:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 10, 2016 | Victoria Friedman
    Student Union Welfare Officer Mahamed Abdullahi is campaigning for the “outdated” National Anthem to be removed from the end of King’s College London’s graduation ceremony due to its apparent links to “far right nationalism”. Mr. Abdullahi, a Danish national and geography student, made the statement on Facebook, saying: “In the context of increasing far right nationalism across Europe and the legacy of the British empire, [the National Anthem is] just a bit shit” and exclaimed: “Fuck the nation state”, reports the MailOnline.
  • PETER HITCHENS: This isn't a revolution-it's New Labour in a blue frock

    10/10/2016 5:36:35 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies ^ | 10/9/2016 | Peter Hitchens
    British politics has finally vanished up its own pretensions. The old signposts and measurements have all been removed. We have no idea who stands for what or where we are going. Who would have thought to see a Tory conference applauding a Prime Minister for vowing to raise more tax and weaken employers' rights?...... In fact most of Chairman May's speech could have equally well been written and delivered at a Labour conference...... Her inexplicable breezy confidence about leaving the EU makes me shudder..... I wouldn't dream of activating Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which starts the two-year clock...
  • Police Scotland issue warning over 'killer clown' craze

    10/09/2016 8:33:19 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 9 October 2016 | --
    Police in Scotland have warned that action may be taken against people who take part in the so-called "killer clown" craze. ... Police Scotland said it had received a "few sporadic reports of individuals dressed as clowns" in some areas in Scotland. ... The craze appears to have been inspired by clown-related pranks in the US and has seen a string of copycat incidents across the UK recently.
  • UK police seek help on 'racially motivated' attack on Muslim

    10/09/2016 9:31:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 9, 2016 7:11 AM EDT
    London police are asking for help finding two men who pulled off the headscarf of a Muslim woman in what is being called a racially-motivated attack. Police said Sunday the woman in her 20s was shocked and distressed after the Sept. 28 attack on a busy north London street. Police says she was not physically hurt. …
  • UK airport terror fears as ISIS flag 'found stitched inside baggage handler's glove'

    10/08/2016 10:12:33 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 35 replies
    UK Express ^ | Oct 8, 2016 | TOM BATCHELOR
    EXCLUSIVE: A BAGGAGE handler at a British airport has been found with an ISIS flag stitched to the inside of their glove, in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the UK. The discovery raises the alarming prospect that staff at British airports could be operating as part of a jihadi sleeper cell. A senior security source confirmed to the discovery of the glove was "not the only case" and that other radicalised airport workers had been identified at more British airports. The UK airport where the baggage handler worked has not been revealed...
  • Men pelt worshippers at a mosque with BACON just before evening prayers

    10/06/2016 2:29:13 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 130 replies
    Mirror ^ | 5 Oct 2016
    Two Polish men caused uproar a mosque when they pelted worshippers with bacon just before evening prayers, a court heard. Piotr Czak-Zukowski, 28, and Mateusz Pawlikowski, 21, also threw rashers at the shoe rack of the Al-Rahman Mosque in Camden, and a piece landed inside a shoe. "These two were completely and utterly drunk. They entered a mosque, which they are prohibited from doing while drunk. "Not only have they entered, they then insulted worshippers just before evening prayers. "They have with them rashers of bacon which they throw on the floor in a holy place of worship. "They also...
  • Merkel: EU market access and freedom of movement inseparable

    10/06/2016 11:28:29 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies ^ | October 6, 2016 | dpa, Reuters
    At a meeting of German industry leaders and policymakers in Berlin on Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Britain's vote to leave the EU a watershed moment for the EU, adding that "Brexit negotiations won't be easy." She insisted that full access to the internal EU market was conditioned on the freedom of movement, or else "each member state will start doing what it wants." In the same vein, German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said it was important to make clear that full access to the bloc's single market was ultimately linked to accepting freedom of movement. "But this should...
  • US war hero Chuck Yeager blasts 'nasty, arrogant' Brits (tr)

    10/06/2016 9:54:54 AM PDT · by DFG · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/05/2016 | Mail Foreign Service
    American World War Two hero Chuck Yeager has launched an extraordinary attack against Britain, saying its people are ‘nasty’ and ‘arrogant’. The 93-year-old, who was the first man to break the sound barrier when he worked as a US test pilot, has recently taken to social media. And judging from his first attempts he is no mood to let age mellow him.
  • UKIP's Steven Woolfe seriously ill after party 'altercation'

    10/06/2016 5:26:35 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies ^ | October 6, 2016 | Sky News
    Sky sources say Steven Woolfe has suspected bleeding on the brain after being punched in the face by a fellow MEP. ...-A party spokesman said Mr Woolfe was "taken suddenly ill" in the European Parliament building in Strasbourg on Thursday morning.
  • Islamic preacher: 'Behead, burn, crush gays'

    10/06/2016 3:39:08 AM PDT · by kimtom · 18 replies ^ | 10/05/16 | Staff Writer
    (BREITBART) A Islamic preacher who has referred to non-Muslims as “kuffar” and preached on how to kill homosexuals is due to deliver a set of nightly lectures at an Iranian government-backed organisation in London, Breitbart London can reveal. Shaykh Hamza Sodagar – who gained notoriety earlier this year for his lecture on “one of five” ways to kill homosexuals – is due to speak at the Islamic Republic of Iran School in north-west London between October 4th – 12th. According to a speaker biography, Mr. Sodagar regards himself as a “role model” for “young Muslims all around the world”. A...
  • Eurozone growth 'losing momentum' as Britain rebounds

    10/05/2016 6:55:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 5, 2016 9:04 AM EDT | Pan Pylas
    Britain’s exit from the European Union — whenever it takes place — is a cloud over the economic outlook for both the country and its major trading partners within the 19-country eurozone. Further evidence emerged Wednesday to show that businesses across the single currency bloc are fretting over the risks, while those in Britain appear to have gotten over the initial shock of the vote to leave on June 23 thanks partly to the plunge in the pound. The drop in the currency, which this week hit a 31-year low against the dollar, makes British exports more competitive. Both the...
  • STREET ATTACK: Female pedestrian is punched in the head by total stranger in random attack in London

    10/05/2016 6:43:31 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 27 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 10/05/2016 | ELLIE CAMBRIDGE
    The 25-year-old woman was punched by the stranger in an unprovoked attack as she waited to cross the road in Clapham, London. The man can be seen running towards her, striking her on the side of the head and running across the street as the woman stumbles away from him. She received minor injuries from the assault and managed to flag down police officers who searched the area but were unable to find the attacker.
  • Musical 'Aida' cancelled at Bristol University amid race row over 'cultural appropriation'

    10/05/2016 6:10:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 4, 2016 | Sam Dean and Tom Morgan
    It is a story of war between two nations, the conflict of love rivals and the looming fate of death. But the antagonistic themes of Aida seem to have spilled into the wings after a student production of the musical Aida was cancelled amid a row over suggestions of “cultural appropriation”. A theatre at the University of Bristol said yesterday it had cancelled all showings after a revolt by students.